Permasense, the leading provider of remote corrosion and erosion monitoring solutions to the global energy industry, has completed the first installation of the ET210 Integrity Monitoring System in the UK North Sea, on Total’s Alwyn platform.
Total has produced over one billion barrels of oil from the Alwyn area since 1987. Permasense has installed 12 sensors to deliver continuous wall thickness and temperature measurements from topside and surface equipment directly to desk.
“We believe that Total places a high value on asset integrity and that our innovative solutions complement that,” says Tom Fuggle, Business Development Director at Permasense.
“There is a strong market for solutions that allow oil and gas companies to reduce OPEX and increase production and understanding equipment integrity is paramount to operational performance and safety. ET210 is a cost-effective solution that enables users to minimise OPEX for equipment inspection and at the same time deliver real-time actionable insights into corrosion and erosion events, maximising returns in a safe and controlled way.”
The ET210 system delivers continuous measurements directly to desk, eliminating the costs and safety risks associated with manual inspection methods. The high quality and frequency of the data delivered offers users a real-time insight into the impact of operations – including flowrates, sand and acid levels on equipment integrity. This information provides operators with a platform for enhanced decision-making to maximise production rates, minimise downtime, and reduce the risk of corrosion or erosion-related incidents.
Adapted from a press release by David Bizley
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